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Galway riders represent Connacht in Ireland’s toughest cycle race

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Two Galway cyclists will hit the road on Sunday as part of a Connacht team in the 1,260km eight-day An Post Ras.

Belgian professor delivers free master classes on open innovation

A leading Belgian professor will host a lecture and masterclasses on open innovation this week.

The boy who learned ‘slabs of poetry’

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Seamus Heaney was not quite sure whether, as an adult, he ‘invented backwards’ some of his earliest fascination with words, but he didn’t think so. Because he could still picture the small boy absorbed by the old wireless in his farmhouse home, between Castledawson and Toomebridge, in Northern Ireland.* He would touch and pronounce some of the names on its dial, such as Hilversum, Stuttgart and Leipzig.

Norman Villa Gallery exhibition

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ARAN ISLAND artist Seán Ó Flaithearta will host his new exhibition, Sioda Móna/Bog Silk, in the Norman Villa Gallery in Salthill.

A child’s time on Spanish Island

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I believe that my grandfather, Ronnie Hackett, was surprised when my grandmother agreed to marry him. He was the youngest of six brothers and four sisters, born in the Blackrock area of Cork city. Many of the brothers having a medical qualification went off to see the world with the British merchant navy. But in their later lives all came back to Cork, and enjoyed a happy life fishing and shooting, and a little bit of medicine. Indeed there are several family stories about a brother’s wife apologising to a full waiting room for her husband’s abrupt departure ‘on an urgent medical matter’. Whereas in fact, the call was from another brother to come fishing.

Fifteen thousand new tourists to flock through Knock

More than 15,000 new tourists are expected for the west and northwest as Ryanair launches three new services from Glasgow, Eindhoven, and Kaunas to Ireland West Airport Knock this week. The launch represents yet another significant milestone for the airport and western region as it provides the first scheduled direct air access to the Dutch and Lithuanian market. It also opens up access to the Benelux region of Europe, which has a population of some 28m people with the new Eindhoven service providing convenient access to Belgium and Luxembourg.

GMIT students mourn the tragic loss of Sara and Dace

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The funerals of the two young GMIT students who were killed in a fire in a student residence in Belgium will take place in the coming days as family, classmates, friends, and staff of the technical institute mourn the tragic loss together in Galway.

Barrio Populo to bring French flair to Monroe’s Live

BARRIO POPULO “sing of freedom, release the joy, build the revolt, cry and shout about love, keep our feet on the ground, and heads in the clouds”.

Winter and spring with the Galway Film Society

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WITH THE New Year upon us it is time for Galway film buffs and those looking for movies with a difference to consider what the Galway Film Society has on offer in its winter and spring schedule of screenings.

Galway Film Society’s new season opens with Le Week-End

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As the New Year approaches it is time for Galway to look ahead towards new resolutions and experiences. For those searching for something different on a Sunday evening, the Galway Film Society has announced its winter and spring schedule of screenings taking place in the Town Hall Theatre from January 19 to March 23.

 

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